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When I finished my PhD in economics more than a decade ago I felt uncomfortable about calling myself an economist. After all, weren’t they the sort of people who were responsible for the problems I had spent my life trying to solve? How could I label myself as belonging to a profession that... Continue reading
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Work by the Carbon Tracker Initiative estimates that last year listed fossil fuel companies spent £427bn on developing new reserves of oil, coal and gas – despite the fact we can’t burn all existing reserves to stand a good chance of l... Continue reading
The last several years have been rough for Caribbean economies. Their reliance on natural resource dependent export sectors such as tourism and agriculture make them perpetually vulnerable to global economic shifts and environmental hazards like hurricanes and, over the longer term, climate chang... Continue reading
A year ago, I attended the Rio+20 Conference at Rio de Janeiro, a city famous for its beach resorts, Carnival, and natural landscape. But to people like me who work on development and environmental issues, Rio is a place of pilgrimage due to its significance in setting the sustainable development... Continue reading
After reading my blog post 'The natural capital myth' (1), the Green Economy Coalition invited me to write a piece on the ‘debates around valuing natural capital’. The request was to ‘use the article to present my solution for protecting and restoring ou... Continue reading
Around 200 people gathered in the headquarters of the Royal Society in London recently to discuss Future Earth. The building is crammed full of scientific history and oozing with pictures of the all-time greats, never letting you forget the Royal Societ... Continue reading
"Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development" is a fascinating combination of developing country perspectives on inclusive governance for a green economy, with complementary lessons from the OECD’s recent experience of green growth through resource-efficient technology, incen... Continue reading
If we are thinking about water in the context of a ‘green economy’, then, like other ‘resources’ it would be treated as a natural capital and an economic asset. And if we take the ‘green economy’ approach to its logical conclusion, it will likely create a... Continue reading
Two years ago, Development Alternatives, began a country-wide discussion about the meaning of a green economy in India. They consulted business leaders, entrepreneurs, youth groups, NGOs, governments and academics. Today, Development Alternatives is teaming up with other partners to map the trans... Continue reading